Listen to Taize chants or worship songs as you meditate.
Hold stones or glass beads to symbolise a hard problem; place it near a cross.
Repeat hymns as prayers (without music), spoken or silent.
Scented tea lights placed in front of a newspaper (to pray for those in the news), an empty photo frame (to pray for individual people) and a photo of your church (to pray for concerns).
Drink fruit juices which have been re-labelled joy, peace, love or patience, and as you drink ask God for that gift of the Spirit.
From Joyce Cundall, Ormskirk